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A tough dice probability conundrum

There are 2 fair die. You randomly roll them at the same time. To win is to have the sum of the die or some combination of the sum or the value of each die cover the numbers 1-9 inclusive. You can ...
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Six throws, only two distinct numbers: coincidence?

My daughter threw a die (D6) six times and got: 6,2,2,6,2,6. This got us wondering whether having only two distinct numbers come up in six throws was very unlikely or would happen fairly often. How ...
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Probability in dice rolls

$A$ rolls a standard $6$ sided die $20$ times while $B$ rolls it $21$ times. Find the probability that the $A$'s outcome is more than $B$'s. Here, outcome means the sum of the numbers appearing on ...
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Expectation of two dice game

The game plays like this: You roll two dices at the same time. If you get same number on both dices, you have to roll again, until you get different numbers. If you get different numbers, you stop. ...
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Conditional expectation rolling two dice, continued

Consider the experiment of rolling two dice with $k$ faces: the independent outcomes are $1,\dots,k$ , each with probability $\frac{1}{k}$. Let X be the value of the first roll and Y the value of the ...
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Have face-transitive polyhedra been completely classified?

I've been researching polyhedral dice, and everywhere I look it states that face-transitive (and therefore fair) dice include polyhedra of various families, like the platonic solids, catalan solids, ...
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Dice: Probability of rolling a number between two other dice throws

I was pretty suprised about this problem when I encountered it in one of my excercise sheets and would like to ask for an approach here because I have no idea how I'm supposed to get started here: ...
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Binomial Probability (Dice)

The throwing of a one or two is called a success. The six dice are thrown together 64 times and the frequencies of the throws with 0, 1, 2,..., 6 successes are summed over all six pairs are as ...
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What are the odds of hitting exactly 100 rolling a fair die

I roll a fair die and sequentially sum the numbers the die shows. What are the odds the summation will hit exactly 100? More generally, what are the odds of hitting an exact target number t while ...
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Conditional Entropy in rolling a dice

A 6-sided die is tossed once. Two events X and Y are defined. X is the event in which an even number comes up and Y is the event in which the number is a multiple of 3. The value of H(X|Y) needs to be ...
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Independent dice throw

I need help on this question regarding dice and probability. The question is, that a dice throws three times independently of each other. The random variable $X$ denotes the number of sides on the ...
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What's the probability of rolling the same number twice with a pair of dice?

There are a number of questions similar to this, but I'm asking about rolling two dice twice, not one die two times. Or I guess you could think of it as 4 dice total, with each pair distinguishable. ...
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Throw X dice, sum face $1,2,3,4$ minus Y, then add $ 5,6$ formula

I am trying to program something to find out the probability of all sum possible when I throw $X$ dice, sum all the face showing $1,2,3,4$ then I minus $Y$ from that sum (with a minimum of $0$, no ...
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Reroll 2 dice sum probability

My statistics are very far in my memory and I am not a math guru so I do not understand half of fuzy symbols used in most post that could have the answer I am looking for. So I would ask for a very ...
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Chevalier de Méré's Problem Type Question

Is the following argument correct: A double six in a single turn in game B is 1/6 as likely as rolling a six in one turn in game A. But there are 6 times as many turns in game B as game A. Thus the ...
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Probably of 2 six in 5 dice rolls

What is the probability of obtaining exatcly 2 six when rolling a dice 5 times? In order to obtain this probability, I will need to devide the number of favorable events by the number of possible ...
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Rephrasing die question

Seems I asked my last questions poorly and it got a bad response. Okay so basically here's the problem and I will explain how I am trying to do it. You roll 1 fair die repeatedly until you either ...
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Probability Rolling a dice until you get 1/2 or 2/2 [closed]

You roll $1$ die repeatedly until you get a $1$ immediately followed by a $2$ or a $2$ immediately followed by a $2$. What is the probability that a $1$ then a $2$ is rolled before a $2$ then a $2$? ...
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Calculate the Entropy Change if 5 Previously Tossed Dice Are Turned to All “1”

Relevant Equations: S = Boltzmann*ln(W) where S is entropy and W is the number of microstates. I have thought about this two ways. 1 way. Look at each die separately. Let macrostate 1 = number of ...
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Three dice rolled

Three indistinguishable (fair) dice are thrown simultaneously at random. Find the probability that the sum of the three dice is less than six and that no two dice show the same face (the same number). ...
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Probability of Fair Die

Hi everyone I have a question about probability: Fair die thrown two times, final score is calculated as follows. If the number on the second throw is a 5 he multiplies the two numbers together, and ...
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The math behind generating Dungeons & Dragons ability scores: roll 4d6, toss lowest

D&D 5th ed. gives the following instructions for determining your “ability scores.” Roll four 6-sided dice and record the total of the highest three dice If I repeat the ...
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How to find the probability of a score from multiple dice with varying sides

I'm trying to find a general method for working out the probability of a score from rolling several dice with varying sides. For example, the probability of getting a result of 12 when rolling two ...
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Conditional Expectation of Two Dice Roll?

A is the first roll of the dice, B is the second. The question is to find the expected value of A given A + B = 7; E(A|A+B = 7) Since A can be any number between 1 and 6, is this as simple as ...
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Simple combinatorics dice problem

How would you explain, how ${5\choose4}$ corresponds to the pattern $6-6-6-6-3$ when throwing five dice. The pattern is meant to form a sum of $27$ in total. What I do understand is that you could ...
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Dice rolling probability. [closed]

A die (6 face) is thrown 3 times. What is the probability that the second and third rolls are larger then the first roll. Thank you
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A game of dice for you guys

You throw n number of dice of D sides for each dice (i.e.: D6, D10, etc...), all dice of the same D (you can suppose that the distribution of values over D is homogeneous, just multiplicity of 1 as in ...
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Two dice are rolled. If the sum is greater than 8, what is the probability that it is 11?

Two dice are rolled. If the sum is greater than 8, what is the probability that it is 11? I'm not sure if this question is asking for conditional probability or just 2/10...
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Expectation and best strategy for a dice game

I am somewhat stuck on this problem, it should be straightforward but I cannot find a clearly explained solution: A single dice is rolled as many times as you want. For each throw, you receive n ...
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Die Roll Probability with 8-sided Die

What is the probability of rolling an "8" on an 8-sided die four times out of nine attempts? My friends and I were playing a game where one player could only succeed by rolling an 8 with an eight ...
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probability rolling a dice 5 times

I can't solve this problem: What is the probability that, when rolling a dice 5 times, the number of times when you get a 1 or 2 is greater than the number of times when you get a 6. any help?
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What is the probability of my sum reaching exactly 10? [closed]

I throw a 6-sided dice (with values: 0,1,2,3,4,5) multiple times and add each value to a sum, which is 0 in the beginning. What is the probability of my sum reaching exactly 10, 11, 12, 13, 14? After ...
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Fudge Dice: Reroll vs. Bonus

A "fudge die" is a die with equal probability to result in -1, 0, or +1. The commercially produced fudge dice are generally 6-sided dice with two "–", two "+", and two blank sides. In the ...
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Dice: Expected highest value with a tricky condition

I know how to calculate the expected value "E" of a roll of n k-sided dice if we are supposed to keep the highest number rolled. If I am not wrong, the formula is: E = k − (1^n + 2^n + ... + ...
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Probability of dice roll (board games)

Assume that we have n * 6side dice. We will roll all n dice. I ask what is a probability of getting at least r * 1(number 1 on a die), s * 2, t * 3, u * 4? Number 6 can be used instead of any of other ...
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Is it absolutely certain that repeated random selection of integers from 0 to 100 will eventually select every integer?

I would like to know if one can be absolutely certain, after a number of trials, to circle every integer from 1 to 100 using the following method: Let's say you write down integers 0 to 100 from left ...
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Simulate a 7-sided die with a 6-sided die

What is the most efficient way to simulate a 7-sided die with a 6-sided die? I've put some thought into it but I'm not sure I get somewhere specifically. To create a 7-sided die we can use a ...
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How many combinations from rolling 5 identical dice?

Where, for example: (1,3,1,4,6) is considered the same outcome as (1,1,3,6,4) How many total outcomes are there? Edit 1: My hunch is that there are: 6 outcomes from choosing 1 dice to be missing. ...
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Rolling 6 dice and 3 on the same side

I found similar answer for 'Rolling 6 dice and 4 on the same side'. Will exactly the same rule apply for 3 dice? Instead of 15000 (according to the above link), I found somewhere 14700. $${6 ...
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Probability that theoretical results match experimental results

I am not sure if this can be determined, but I was wondering if there was any way to go deeper into probability to find the odds that your experimental results match your theoretical results. For ...
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How to compute of each player winning this sequence of games?

Players A and B play a sequence of independent games. Player A throws a die first and wins on a "six." If A fails, then player B throws and wins on a "five" or "six." If B fails, then A throws and ...
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Probability that k is the maximum of n dice throws

Given a dice with $m$ sides that is thrown $n$ times, what is the probability that $k <= m$ is the maximum number obtained? Here is my attempt: In order of $k$ to be the maximum, in at least one ...
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Throwing dice twice, with unlike probability of occourence?

A loaded dice has the property that when the dice is thrown the probability of showing a given number is proportional to the number. For example $2$ is twice as likely to show up compared to $1$ and ...
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Optimal strategy for n consecutive throws of a dice and deciding if the current value is the result [duplicate]

You have a six sided dice. You roll the dice and decide if you want to stop and keep the current value as your result. If not you try again. You can at most throw the dice n times. If you throw it n ...
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A question involving the throw of seven dice, which of my answers is correct?

Seven dice are thrown, what is the probability that all numbers show up on the dice? My first answer uses the logic that if all numbers show up and you throw seven dice, then one number is repeated ...
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Should I pick the higher dice?

Assuming I start with $n$ dice that have been rolled once, is it beneficial to choose the higher dice when I roll less than $n$ dice again (assuming I want a high roll)? In some board games, dice ...
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Expected number of dice rolls to uniquely determine values of the faces

Suppose we have $k$ fair $n$-sided die (so each face rolls with probability $1/n$), with each face of the die labelled as $a_i$ $ (i=1, \ldots, n)$, with the values of the $a_i$ being unknown to us. ...
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Expected value and variance of max{x, y}

I've run into this problem while playing a game called Europa Universalis 4. I've done similar maths before in my studies so I'm pretty sure this should have an easy answer but I can't for the life of ...
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Calculate single “battle” outcome odds for RISK

I am trying to reproduce the values in this odds ratio table from Wikipedia. For all those unfamiliar with RISK, this is a game where units fight against each other via the roll of the dice: The ...
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Statistical test for “too perfect” random number generator?

I am attempting to characterize some random number generator programs in a very simple way. Specifically, I'm rolling a simulated 6-sided die $3 \times 10^8$ times and keeping a count of how many ...